White Hart Lane boss likes Anfield flop.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp would jump at the chance to be reunited with Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole.
The 29-year-old rejected a move to Spurs a year ago in favour of a switch to Anfield but has failed to convince boss Kenny Dalglish of his ability.
The England international has seen his first-team chances diminished over the summer with Dalglish spending nearly £50million on three new midfielders.
Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson were all signed to add more competition for a places in a midfielder-heavy squad.
Redknapp, who signed Cole as a youngster when he was manager at West Ham, believes the playmaker can still make an impact at the top level.
“I like Joe,” he said. “I signed him as an 11-year-old. He is a good player. I’ve got all the time in the world for him.
“We haven’t made any enquiries about him but I wouldn’t sit here and say I wouldn’t have him at the club because if I did I’d be lying. I do like him.”
Meanwhile Redknapp has reiterated his stance that Luka Modric is not for sale, despite rumours of renewed interest from Chelsea.
The Croatian is a doubt for tomorrow’s Europa League second-leg against Hearts but could play for Spurs against Manchester City on Sunday.
“The chairman says he is not for sale,” he added. “He has made that clear.
“Yesterday when I spoke to him he said that Luka definitely wasn’t going and that was the end of the matter as far as he was concerned.
“I keep seeing that the chairman is trying to push the price up (for Modric).
“He is not trying to push the price up. He is not for sale. He has made that clear. He doesn’t want to sell him.”